Domb and Others, Regina (On the Application of) v London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and Another: CA 8 Sep 2009

The applicants sought to challenge a decision by the authority to charge for various home care services provided to the disabled applicants. They alleged that the charges were discriminatory.
Held: Officials reporting to or advising Ministers/other public authority decision makers, on matters material to the discharge of the duty, must not merely tell the Minister/decision maker what he/she wants to hear but they have to be ‘rigorous in both enquiring and reporting to them’.


Sedley LJ, Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony MR


[2009] EWCA Civ 941, [2010] ACD 20, [2009] BLGR 843




Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Act 1983 17, Disability Discrimination Act 1995 49A


England and Wales

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CitedJewish Rights Watch (T/A Jewish Human Rights Watch), Regina (on The Application of) v Leicester City Council Admn 28-Jun-2016
The claimant challenged the legaity of resolutions passed by three local authorities which were critical of the State of Israel. They said that the resolultions infringed the Public Sector Equality Duty under section 149 of the 2010 Act, and also . .
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Updated: 04 August 2022; Ref: scu.374423